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  • Beware: This Line of Thinking Will Move You Quickly Into Universalism

    02/17/2017 6:51:33 AM PST · by metmom · 15 replies
    CharismaNews ^ | 2/17/2017
    Have you taken a close look at your theology lately? Have you caught yourself thinking maybe everyone will be saved in the end? Maybe you've started to accept some of the hallmarks of our culture that the Bible defines as sinósome without even noticing, such as greed and materialism, and some out of fear since Christians are vilified for opposing them, such as homosexuality and abortion. Or you may be thinking, "If God is loving, surely He wouldn't send people to hell for their lifestyle choices. Right?" Perhaps you see people who do not follow God, yet they work tirelessly...
  • Thatís Entertainment! Trumpís 75-Minute Tour de Force

    02/17/2017 6:44:39 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 58 replies
    american spectator ^ | Scott McKay
    Presidential press conferences will never be the same again. Donald Trump, giving press conferences as president, is like a cross between Fidel Castroís long-windedness and machismo and Christopher Walkenís theatrical presence ó and nobody else in the room can compete with that. This was on display Thursday, when after a weekís worth of his administration being buffeted by a hurricane of negative media coverage ó some of it deserved, some much less so ó the president turned himself loose in the East Room. An hour and 15 minutes later, he walked out of what could be described as a smoldering...
  • Russian Hackers Prank Phone Call to Senator McCain

    02/17/2017 6:42:09 AM PST · by tony75034 · 23 replies ^ | 2/17/2017 | Lord of All Editors
    If you remember earlier we posted the prank call to the buffoon Maxine Waters. Not to be outdone, here is RINO John McCain in a pranked call with the same fake Ukrainian PM. Evidently all you need is a slavic accent and a few well placed calls to convince our high officials of fake identities. Listen to what he asks abotu Trump.
  • Why are the Dead Commemorated on Saturdays? [Orthodox/Catholic Caucus]

    02/17/2017 6:41:15 AM PST · by NRx
    Pravoslavie ^ | 03-10-2012 | Hieromonk Job (Gumerov)
    The Saturdays of commemorations of the dead are called ancestral Saturdays (the first universal commemoration on Meat Fare Saturday, the second, third, and fourth Saturdays of Great Lent, Trinity Saturday, and St. Demetrius Saturday). Why do these take place specifically on Saturdays? What are the historical roots of this tradition? They were not all instituted at the same time. God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it he ceased from all His works which God began to do (Gen. 2:3). Saturday (Sabbath) for the Jews was a day of festive rest. Christís resurrection placed the beginning of...
  • How full are Northern California reservoirs and rivers?(nice graphs)

    02/17/2017 6:41:08 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 2/16/2017 | Staff
    These three graphs show key California reservoir conditions and river stages for the upper and lower Sacramento Valley. The images are from the California Department of Water Resourcesí Data Exchange Center and the National Weather Service. RESERVOIR CONDITIONS ENDING MIDNIGHT, FEBRUARY 15, 2017 This graph shows California reservoirs, with percentage capacity (the first number) and percentage of historical average (the second number). Updated graphs are available here, at ďSelected Reservoirs Daily Graphs. Read more here:
  • Trump approval ratings "pop" holds steady, as Opposition Party (MSM) faces its powerlessness

    02/17/2017 6:34:34 AM PST · by Sidebar Moderator · 35 replies
    Rasmussen reports ^ | February 17, 2017 | Staff
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 55% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trumpís job performance. Forty-five percent (45%) disapprove. The latest figures include 39% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 37% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of +2. (see trends).
  • How to Evaluate a President - Scott Adams' Blog

    02/17/2017 6:34:31 AM PST · by Sisku Hanne · 14 replies
    Scott Adams' Blog ^ | 2/16/17 | Scott Adams
    "Trump seems to be a systems thinker. I doubt he knew he would jump from real estate developer, to author, to reality TV star, to president. At least not in that order. Instead, he systematically accumulated money, persuasion skills, and personal connections until he had lots of options. Being president was one of them."
  • Former GOP House leader, Illinois Rep. Bob Michel has died at 93

    02/17/2017 6:33:55 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 68 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 02/17/2017
    WASHINGTON ó A former aide says former House Republican leader Bob Michel has died at age 93. Michel was an affable Illinois congressman who served as leader of the GOP House minority for 14 years. His skill at seeking compromise with the Democrats was critical in helping Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush pursue their agendas during their presidential terms.
  • Is the US Air Force's X-37B space plane finally set to land after secret two year mission?

    02/17/2017 6:33:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 16, 2017 | Mark Prigg
    One of the most mysterious craft ever to be flown by the US military has been in orbit for almost two years. The X-37B space plane, an experimental program run by the Air Force, launched atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on May 20, 2015. Now, experts claim it may be about to finally return to Earth - almost two years later.
  • Mika: Pence Wonít Give Trump Reality Check Because ĎHeís Waiting to be Presidentí

    02/17/2017 6:32:16 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 66 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Morning JoeĎs coverage of President Trumpís press conference of yesterday was predictably apocalyptic. Joe Scarborough and Mike Barnicle asserted that Trump was detached from ďreality.Ē But the most explosive moment came when Scarborough asked who within the White House will go to President Trump and tell him that heís undercutting his credibility. When Mark Halperin proposed VP Pence for that job, Mika Brzezinski replied: ďitís not happening. Heís waiting to be President.Ē Was Mika implying that Pence has adopted a conscious strategy of letting President Trump implode so that he can assume the presidency when Trump is driven from office?...
  • Publishers are hiring 'sensitivity readers' to flag potentially offensive content [Newspeak]

    02/17/2017 6:31:40 AM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/15/17 | Everdeen Mason
    Before a book is published and released to the public, it's passed through the hands (and eyes) of many people: an author's friends and family, an agent and, of course, an editor. These days, though, a book may get an additional check from an unusual source: a sensitivity reader, a person who, for a nominal fee, will scan the book for racist, sexist or otherwise offensive content. These readers give feedback based on self-ascribed areas of expertise such as "dealing with terminal illness," "racial dynamics in Muslim communities within families" or "transgender issues." "The industry recognizes this is a real...
  • The Prodigal Son: The Only Aim of Great Lent

    02/17/2017 6:30:35 AM PST · by NRx · 1 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 02-11-2017 | Bishop Tikhon (Shevkunov) of Egorievsk
    Sermon given at the vigil for the Sunday of the Prodigal Son, in the Holy Trinity Church, Moscow, February 11, 2017. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. What amazing words we have heard today in the Churchís hymnography: ďOpen to me the doors of repentance, O Life-giver. For my spirit rises early to pray towards Thy holy temple, bearing the temple of my body all defiledÖĒ In these words is an awareness of yourself, your place in the world; in them is repentance, which God expects from every one of His sons and daughters....
  • Vigilante Days hit the streets on Saturday

    TOMBSTONE Ė Historic Allen Street will be bustling with activity this weekend for the annual Vigilantes Days celebration in Tombstone on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Every year, the event delivers a full lineup of activities for folks of all ages. Events on Saturday and Sunday kickoff at 10 a.m. with a presentation of colors by the Tombstone High School JROTC at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday and 10:30 a.m. on Monday. Following the flag presentation and national anthem, performers in the form of gunfights, musicians and dance groups will hit Allen Street throughout the three days.
  • How to Lose Your Joy

    02/17/2017 6:24:22 AM PST · by metmom · 5 replies
    Grace to ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am" (Phil. 4:11). Discontent and ingratitude will steal your joy. True joy is God's gift to every believer, yet many Christians seem to lack it. How can that be? Did God fail them? No. As with peace, assurance, and other benefits of salvation, joy can be forfeited for many reasons: willful sin, prayerlessness, fear, self-centeredness, focusing on circumstances, and lack of forgiveness are the main culprits. Two of the most common joy-thieves are dissatisfaction and ingratitude. Both are by-products of the health, wealth, and prosperity mentality of our day. It...
  • God's Unfailing Love

    02/17/2017 6:23:40 AM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    ďThe one who does not love does not know God, for God is loveĒ (1 John 4:8). Godís love is unconditional and righteous. We hear a lot today about love from books, magazines, TV, and movies. If you didnít know any better, youíd think that our society is the most loving on earth. Much of the ďlove,Ē though, is nothing more than lust masquerading as love, or selfishness disguised as kindness. But todayís verse tells us that ďGod is loveĒ; the character of God defines love. To clear up any confusion about love, we need only to look at who...
  • Column: Let's try extreme vetting for gun owners (barf alert)

    02/17/2017 6:21:00 AM PST · by rellimpank · 33 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 17 feb 2017 | Zorn
    What if ó and it's a crazy thought, I know, but stay with me ó what if it actually isn't a good idea to allow nearly everyone to buy all the guns they want with minimal to nonexistent background checks? What if it's not just poverty, joblessness, illegal drugs, wimpy judges and fractured families causing the sort of mayhem that recently saw three kids die of bullet wounds in just two days in Chicago? What if the glut of guns is a part of it?
  • The NBA, tourists, and Mardi Gras are here, so gunplay will not be tolerated in New Orleans

    02/17/2017 6:18:45 AM PST · by tekrat · 12 replies ^ | 2/17/2017 | Tim Morris
    New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Police Superintendent Michael Harrison have made the city -- or at least certain tourist-friendly parts and for a limited period of time -- safe again from ill-intentioned gunfire. How did they achieve this? They have declared "zero tolerance" for anyone bringing illegal firearms to Carnival parades, to the French Quarter, and to all activities connected to this weekend's NBA All-Star Game. "Do not bring firearms to the French Quarter or parades," Harrison said at a City Hall press conference Wednesday (Feb. 15). Not yet equipped with radiation scanning devices, NOPD will deploy plainclothes officers...
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, February 17, 2017 - Oscitant

    02/17/2017 6:18:32 AM PST · by tioga · 34 replies ^ | FRiday | tioga
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". OscitantAdjective, (os-i-tuh nt)1. Yawning, as with drowsiness; gaping. 2. Drowsy or inattentive. 3. Dull, lazy, or negligent. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Amuse me, entertain me, enlighten me to earn extra credit. Be sure to post a link to a news story to enhance your grade.
  • Busboys And Poets Closes For 'Day Without Immigrants' Protest

    02/17/2017 6:14:40 AM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Patch ^ | 2/16/17 | Cameron Lutterell
    Showing support for the national "Day Without Immigrants" protest, a popular restaurant in Takoma is closed on Thursday, Feb. 16.Busboys and Poets will not serve customers at any of its six locations throughout the Washington, DC, area Thursday, including the Takoma restaurant at 235 Carroll St. NW."As an immigrant myself, I had a duty to stand in solidarity with my staff," owner Anas "Andy" Shallal, an Iraqi-American artist, activist and restaurateur told Patch. "We had a deep, heartfelt conversation and it was an easy decision. There are times when standing on the sidelines is not an option."
  • Nancy Pelosi Uses Fake Tweet as "Evidence" of Watergate-sized Conspiracy in Trump Administration

    02/17/2017 6:14:34 AM PST · by tony75034 · 26 replies ^ | 2/17/2017 | Lord of All Editors
    Nancy Pelosi cites a fake Tweet as evidence of Watergate-sized conspiracy in Trump administration live at a press conference. Media analyst Mark Dice has the story.
  • Monopoly is ditching the thimble, a token of the past (Freeper assistance needed)

    02/17/2017 6:13:57 AM PST · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    PBS ^ | February 16, 2017 | Michael Rios
    Itís game over for Monopolyís iconic thimble token. Hasbro, Inc. announced the classic game piece will not be part of an updated version of the board game. In January, the company launched a worldwide vote, asking fans to pick eight tokens to be included in the next generation of the game. Fans were allowed to choose from more than 50 game pieces, including current and new tokens. Some of the new options included a rubber duck, a bunny slipper and an emoji.
  • At "World Government Summit," Top Globalists Drop The Mask

    02/17/2017 6:13:45 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 22 replies
    The New American ^ | 17 February 2017 | Alex Newman
    Meeting this week at the annual "World Government Summit" in the United Arab Emirates, under the shadow of a replica monument from the false god Baal's temple, top globalists and establishment leaders from around the planet offered a series of stunning revelations about their agenda. From the socialist new UN secretary-general and the embattled boss of the International Monetary Fund to national government leaders and tax-funded crony capitalists, over a hundred prominent speakers lectured thousands of attendees on the supposed necessity of globalism, multiculturalism, statism, Big Government, social engineering, "sustainability," and more. One speaker, tax-funded billionaire Elon Musk, even claimed...
  • Schools reel from absences amid loud protests in Watsonville

    02/17/2017 6:13:41 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 02/16/17 | Michael Todd
    An empty Pajaro Valley Unified School District bus passed hundreds of loud marchers ó including crowds of high-school students who took the day off in boycott ó assembled along Main Street by the Watsonville Plaza on Thursday afternoon. It was an hours-long local gesture to oppose immigration tactics proposed by President Donald Trump and solidarity with the national effort known as a Day Without Immigrants. The protest called on all immigrants to abstain from work, school or shopping.
  • Zealandia Ė pieces finally falling together for long-overlooked continent

    02/17/2017 6:13:02 AM PST · by bgill · 13 replies
    msn ^ | Feb. 16, 2017 | Elle Hunt
    Zealandia Ė a new continent submerged in the southwest Pacific Ė is a step closer to being recognised, the authors of a new scientific paper claim. A paper published in GSA Today, the journal of the Geological Society of America, contends that the vast, continuous expanse of continental crust, which centres on New Zealand, is distinct enough to constitute a separate continent. Despite the obvious question of how something so large could be previously undiscovered, the paperís authors argue that even ďthe large and the obvious in natural science can be overlookedĒ. Zealandia covers nearly 5m square km (1.9m sq...
  • Trump Wine Flying Off the Shelves at Wegmans Despite Boycott

    02/17/2017 6:04:44 AM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Fortune ^ | 2/17/17 | Tessa Berenson
    A group that called for Wegmans shoppers to boycott Trump-branded wine probably won't be happy to hear that instead, bottles from Trump Winery are flying off the shelves in Virginia stores.According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the wine has sold out at two Richmond-area Wegmans stores, and the eight other locations in Virginia have also sold out of all or some varieties of the Trump Winery wines they carry.Jo Natale, vice president of media relations for Wegmans, told the Times-Dispatch that the ten Virginia Wegmans had plenty of Trump wine in stock before the calls to boycott, and sales have soared...
  • EPIC! Trump Brings Coal Miners to Executive Order Rescuing Coal Industry from Liberal Politicians

    02/17/2017 6:04:32 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    GP ^ | 02/16/17 | Jim Hoft
    †President Trump signed legislation today rescuing coal miners and the coal industry from hateful liberal politicians. Several coal miners were in the room today for the special event.Trump promised to rescue coal miners during the campaign. Hillary†promised to kill all coal mining jobs†and put thousands of families out of work. Today President Trump made good on that promise. The legislation could help protect coal miners from legislation that blocks American companies from mining new reserves. During the event President Trump asked a coal miner to say a few words. The miner from West Virginia was very happy. † This was...
  • Outrage as Geert Wilders says Islamic ideology 'possibly more dangerous' than Nazism ( "Ban koran")

    02/17/2017 6:03:55 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 29 replies
    Express ^ | 2-13-2017 | Jon Rogers
    The far-right politician, the leader and founder of the Party for Freedom (PVV), also promised to close all mosques in the Netherlands, which he compared to ďNazi templesĒ and ban the Koran, if he was voted into power. The 53-year-old made the controversial comments during a 40-minute interview with the broadcaster WNL. He said: "This is a book which even contains more anti-Semitism than Mein Kampf. It is full of calls to violence.
  • Secretary Of State Tillerson FIRES the deep state Ďshadow government/7th floorí traitors from State

    02/17/2017 5:57:49 AM PST · by Fennie · 105 replies
    IWB/CBS ^ | February 17, 2017 | IWB/Margaret Brennan, Kylie Atwood
    While Rex Tillerson is on his first overseas trip as Secretary of State, his aides laid off staff at the State Department on Thursday. Much of seventh-floor staff, who work for the Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources and the Counselor offices, were told today that their services were no longer needed. Remember, the "7th Floor" of the State Department was the 'SHADOW GOVERNMENT'.
  • NBC (NBC?!): 'No Indication Of Any Collusion' Between Trump, Russia

    02/17/2017 5:56:58 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 2/17/2017 | Joseph Curl
    After Hillary Clintonís monumental loss in the 2016 election, she and her team of sycophants, bent on casting blame anywhere but the failed candidate with a losing message, spit out one of the all-time fakest of all fake news stories: The Russians did it. Team Clinton said that sheíd lost to a reality show star because the Russians, spearheaded by President Vladimir Putin, had directly sought to influence the election ó and succeeded. In their version of events, Putin masterminded the hacking, and subsequent release, of emails from the Democratic National Committee and top aides to Clinton. While the emails...
  • Wegmans facing boycotts for carrying Trump products

    02/17/2017 5:55:22 AM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Syracuse Post Standard ^ | 2/17/17 | Geoff Herbert
    Wegmans is consistently named one of the best companies to work for, recently scored†the second-best corporate reputation†in America, and has had a cult following among fans for years.So why are customers suddenly threatening to boycott the Rochester-based grocery store chain?The Democrat & Chronicle†reports Wegmans is facing boycotts for carrying products with President Donald Trump's name on them. The company has 10 locations in Virginia that sell bottles from the Trump Winery in Charlottesville, Va., drawing the ire of the National Organization for Women and other groups."Certainly if Wegmans is carrying Trump wines, I personally will not shop there," Terry O'Neill,...
  • Spain Citizens Protest Starbucksí Hiring Spree For Refugees With ĎStarburkaí Stickers

    02/17/2017 5:55:00 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 14 replies
    The Geller Report ^ | February 16, 2017 | Cheryl Chumley
    Residents in Spain have an answer for Starbucksí company officials who announced plans to hire 10,000 refugees from mostly Muslim communities Ė and if a picture says 1,000 words, this message is a volume. From the blog: ďAll the Starbucks branches in Madrid have been redubbed ĎSTARBURKA REFUGEESí in a mass sticker protest action against that companyís decision to employ 10,000 Muslim invaders posing as refugeesówhile unemployment in Spain is over 20 percent. ďThe protest action, carried out by Spanish nationalist activists Hogar Social Madrid (HSM), saw activists print up ultra-sticky full size stickers to replace existing store signage, made...
  • Russia's tank biathlon kicks off with a bang as military beasts compete in 10km race [tr]

    02/17/2017 5:53:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 16, 2017 | Paddy Dinham
    When it comes to high-speed races, a tank may not be the fastest vehicle that springs to mind. But scores of the armoured military beasts were pictured out in force, whizzing round a 10km course to qualify for an international biathlon. The tanks undertake three laps of the circuit, firing at targets as they circle the track, in the ultimate test of complex tank training.
  • ABC Alienates ĎHomophobicí Conservatives with New Miniseries

    02/17/2017 5:51:09 AM PST · by kevcol · 43 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 14, 2017 | Matt Norcross
    When We Rise, starring Guy Pearce, Mary-Louise Parker, David Hyde Pierce and Rachel Griffiths, and featuring appearances from none other than The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg and 9/11 truther Rosie OíDonnell. This new LGBT rights-themed miniseries set to air on February 27 not only stereotypes Americans in Republican-controlled states as homophobic, but it also glorifies violence against police officers.
  • A generation with a huge sense of entitlement: Bosses complain that Millennials are spoilt [tr]

    02/17/2017 5:48:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 17, 2017 | Antonia Hoyle
    One can think of few occasions less suited to an outburst of spoilt narcissism: the launch of a hospital charity appeal, a campaign for the care of desperately sick and vulnerable people. Thatís what Sally Jones, a communications consultant hired to publicise the event, presumed, anyway. Then, after weeks of hard work, she gathered her team together for a final photograph, which was to be released as part of the fundraising activity ó only to be confronted by one of the youngest members of staff, a slender 28-year-old blonde, throwing an almighty hissy fit.
  • Lisa Marie Presley's twins placed in care after 'indecent child pictures found on ex's computer

    02/17/2017 5:45:29 AM PST · by RummyChick · 19 replies
    music news ^ | 2/17/17 | music news
    Lisa Marie Presley's twin daughters have been placed in the care of California's Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Finley and Harper Lockwood, eight, have reportedly been removed from the family home by social workers, and a trial date has been set for March (17) to determine their future, Presley alleges in court papers filed as part of her divorce from Lockwood, after she claimed to have found indecent photos and videos of children on their father's computer. The 49-year-old daughter said of the discovery in the court papers: "I was shocked and horrified and sick to my stomach"....
  • Barney Frank caused the Bush Crash (Fribray)

    02/17/2017 5:43:01 AM PST · by bray · 20 replies ^ | 2/17/17 | bray
    Posted 2008 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. Romans 8:35,37 KJV All the outrage over Bernie Madeoff is pretty surprising. Sure he bilked people out of everything they had, putting them in financial disaster and bankruptcy? So he lied to people over decades taking everything they saved in a fraudulent investment Ponzi scheme bankrupting Pension/Charity and College funds. So he was lying to investigators about those cooked books...
  • Obama Left Leakers In The WH To Wreak Havoc For The Trump Admin.-Jason Chaffetz Will Get Them!

    02/17/2017 5:42:06 AM PST · by davikkm · 18 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    There is so much news on General Flynnís resignation from the White House, it is difficult to sort it all. Several important facts that I have gathered from videos and articles are: 1. General Flynn did not confide the whole story on his phone call with Russia to Pence, as he felt the only one he should be talking to about that was the President himself. This is understandable to me, and it is also understandable that he did not want to make it public, as it might offend Pence. 2. Representative Jason Chaffetz is quite upset over Flynnís resignation,...
  • Mike Dubke, founder of Crossroads Media, to be named White House communications director [tr]

    02/17/2017 5:40:13 AM PST · by RummyChick · 29 replies
    foxnews ^ | 2/17/17 | foxnews
    The White House is set to name Mike Dubke, the founder of Crossroads Media, as its communications director, sources told Fox News. Dubke was at the White House Thursday. He will replace Jason Miller, who stepped down soon after he was selected in December. Dubke has been involved in local, state and federal politics since 1988, according to his bio on Crossroads Mediaís website. ďHis experience has brought him a unique understanding of the relationship between political strategy and public policy development,Ē the website read. Miller abruptly announced that he would not take the jobĖ two days after the transition...
  • Donald Trump Declines ESPN Invite to Fill Out NCAA Bracket

    02/17/2017 5:37:54 AM PST · by davikkm · 25 replies
    breitbart ^ | DYLAN GWINN
    With an abundance of madness swirling around him in February, Donald Trump has decided to forego the madness of March. President Trump declined ESPNís invitation to fill out an NCAA bracket on a March Madness televised special, the way Barack Obama had done before him. ESPN reached out to the White House to see if Trump would consider it. However, according to a spokesman for the worldwide leader: ďWe expressed our interest to the White House in continuing the presidential bracket. They have respectfully declined.Ē
  • 'Saturday Night Live' Smears Kellyanne (Who Watches SNL?)

    02/17/2017 5:35:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | February 17, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    The New York Times was correct in 2011 when it proclaimed that "Saturday Night Live" has no equal "when it comes to stamping a politician in the public consciousness." Republican politicians like former Gov. Sarah Palin were described as incapable of escaping the "SNL" treatment, and voters actually thought Palin uttered Tina Fey's satirical line "I can see Russia from my house." And yet, the NBC show couldn't seem to locate a comedic angle on President Barack Obama, as the Times noted after his third year in office. He came into the White House as his impersonator Fred Armisen...
  • Singer Who Wore Trump Dress To Grammys Sees US Chart Boost

    02/17/2017 5:34:23 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 14 replies ^ | Feb 15, 2017
    The singer Joy Villa, who wore a pro-Trump dress emblazoned with ĎMake America Great Againí to the Grammys might score a top ten debut. Her first album, I Make The Static, was released in 2014, but has sold an extra 15,000 copies in two days since the Grammys. Stereogum reports that, if it continues selling at that speed, it could shift 35,000 copies in a week and give Villa her first top ten entry on the Billboard chart. Villa is a self-confessed Trump supporter, Tweeting after the ceremony that she voted for Trump after she ďresearchedĒ during the election.
  • Obama Appointees Preventing Mattis From Rebuilding The Military, Says Armed Services Chair

    02/17/2017 5:30:05 AM PST · by combat_boots · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/16/2017 | Russ Read
    Holdovers from the Obama administration in the Pentagon are hampering efforts to fix the militaryís major readiness problem, leaving Secretary of Defense James Mattis alone in his efforts to properly equip U.S. forces, according to the chairman of the House Committee on Armed Services. ďI am concerned that Ö to fix these problems [it] is going to take a lot more money, and yet a lot of the folks who are coming up with the budget to fix them are the same people who have been fighting every step of the way against our efforts to fix these problems,Ē said...
  • Ivanka Gets the Last Laugh, Brand Reaches #1 on Amazon Best Sellers List

    02/17/2017 5:28:22 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 20 replies ^ | FEBRUARY 17, 2017
    With the growing number of pathetic stores dropping Ivankaís line over being a sore loser that her father won the Presidency, something spectacular happened and Ivanka is getting the last laugh. Ivanka now has the #1 fragrance on the ďAmazon Best SellersĒ list, ranked above big names like Estee Lauder and Jennifer Lopez.
  • The Wikipedia Purge

    02/17/2017 5:25:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 17, 2017 | Jonas Naeyeart
    Editor’s note:   A fine piece of journalism on the takeover of Wikipedia by leftist thought police, intent on purging any availability through it of certain dangerous conservative sources. Our satirist friend Oleg Atbashian of the People’s Cube suffered banishment because the last thing leftists have is a sense of humor about themselves.  Because of his suppression, he was contacted by a journalist from a Dutch language Belgian news site in Brussels called Spectr. That writer, Jonas Naeyaert, produced the article below, translated into English, through the efforts of Oleg and a Dutch-speaking friend with the help of Google Translate: Wikipedia...
  • WIKILEAKS: Clinton campaign had "private off the record get together" with the Chinese

    02/17/2017 5:25:14 AM PST · by The G Man · 70 replies
  • Piers Morgan Rips Mediaís ĎUn-Americaní Attempt to ĎDestroyí Trump

    02/17/2017 5:20:21 AM PST · by davikkm · 22 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Ryan Saavedra
    Appearing on Wednesday nights edition of Hannity, Piers Morgan ripped into the medias anti-American war that they are waging against President Trump. The current U.S. editor ot the Daily Mail said what the press is doing is ďattempt to delegitimize, sabotage and destroy the Trump presidency before itís even started.Ē
  • All Out War: U.S. Intelligence Vs. President Donald Trump

    02/17/2017 5:17:27 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 21 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 2/13/2017 | Staff
    President Trump went on a Twitter rampage Wednesday as he viciously bashed both the news media and the leaky U.S. intelligence community for waging outright war on his administration. ďThe fake news media is going crazy with their conspiracy theories and blind hatred,Ē he said in the first tweet of the morning. The source of Trumpís anger is obvious. Since Monday, when National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was forced to resign, the ďRussia StoryĒ has sprouted new legs. Democrats Ė and even a few Republicans Ė are calling for a full investigation of Trumpís ties to the Kremlin. The New...
  • Trump says he's headed to South Carolina to meet with Boeing

    02/17/2017 5:16:33 AM PST · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    BI ^ | 1 hour | Peter Jacobs
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    02/17/2017 5:11:46 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
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    Michiganís 21st Century Infrastructure Commission recently came out with a report that made 107 recommendations to improve the stateís telecommunications networks, energy, transportation, drinking water and sewers. Media and state pundits jumped on it, claiming it says that Michigan needs $4 billion each year in additional infrastructure spending. But thatís not exactly what the report actually says. The bulk of the reportís recommendations center around improving the management of existing infrastructure. There are 74 recommendations that will not require new spending, such as comprehensive planning, more coordination among agencies that control infrastructure, and many others. To this end, the report...
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    02/17/2017 5:09:58 AM PST · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/17/2017 | Mike Nesbitt
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